[Purdy, Jaylee] Qalqilya Installation Art

Written Concept

The inspiration from it is sign language the signs represent school because they have a deaf school in qalqulya. When they see it i want people to understand that deaf people still need an education even thoght they can’t hear. It is five feet high and six feet long so people can see it. Medal because it will stay in bad wether and because of its strength. It will go at city hall. You can see examples  at  33  sec  and 57 sec and  1 min and  5 sec.

Letter to the Mayor

Dear Mayor Lauren Poe,

My name is Jaylee Purdy. I’m an 6th grade student at P.K. Yonge, and I am designing a work of installation art to represent the friendship between Gainesville and Qalqilya. 

I’d like to propose large sculptures, approximately five feet high, six feet long, and two feet deep – just taller than a human being to inspire awe while remaining approachable. These medel sculpture, in the form of hands (to represent Qalqilya and Gainsville), Please see the attached drawings for more detail. 

Ideally, the sculptures would be installed prominently in both Gainesville and Qalqilya. The Sister Cities Pavilion in front of City Hall in Gainesville would be a perfect location. The proposed location in Qalqilya is yet to be determined. Please see the attached visualizations.

I hope my artwork will inspire citizens of Gainesville to learn about Qalqilya’s school for deaf people. I hope that it will be a physical reminder of our friends in other countries. When someone looks at it, I hope they think about how big the world is, and how we have friends on the other side of the world that want to meet us and share their culture with us. It will bring our cities closer together, it will celebrate our friendship, and it will make the world at once more wondrous and more accessible to the people of Qalqilya and Gainesville.

Thank you for your consideration,


Technical Sketch

Gainesville Installation Views

Qalqilya Installation Views

3D Model

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Budget and Materials List

Suggested Artists

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